Body and Paint Technician

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #1765
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.


Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, Community Reintegration Center, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

We are searching for Changemakers to come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

Body and Paint Technician

Department: Department of Transportation – Fleet Management

Full-time, Hourly

Hourly Range: $29.76 - $35.18/hr
Closing Date: 5/27/2024 or upon receipt of the first 50 application submissions


Job Summary

The principal function of this position is to repair and paint damaged county owned vehicles and equipment.


Work Schedule: Employee must have availability to work days, evenings, overtime and nights as needed.


Job Responsibilities


  • Remove and repair damaged fenders, hoods, quarter panels, doors, grills, and other body parts of different automotive, truck and equipment shapes and designs.
  • Replace window glass, door latches and other interior regulator as well as locking devices and straighten damaged frames.
  • Align front and rear end suspensions and refinish metal equipment & furniture
  • Perform fiberglass body repairs and perform minor welding.
  • Apply spray paint primer and finish coats and blend with enamels, urethanes and acrylic painted surfaces using the Fleet paint booth.
  • Apply decal, do stripping, stenciling and apply decals to squad cars and other Milwaukee County vehicles and equipment.
  • Estimate collision repairs and determine if repairs can be done in-house or must be sent out to an outside vendor.
  • Wire, set-up and install various types of interior electronics equipment.
  • Respond as needed to all snow duty call outs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Use of Equipment, Tools and Machinery – Operate vehicles, trucks, mowers, forklifts, power tools, hand tools,  paint sprayers, welders, and tools of the trade.
  • Ability to push, pull, lift and carry 100 lbs.


Required Education, License/Certification and Experience


  • Current residency within the State of Wisconsin upon application required
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • A valid Wisconsin Driver’s license at time of application and maintained throughout employment.
  • At least three (3) years or more work experience in the repairing, maintenance, and painting of automotive bodies and/or equipment required.
  • Basic knowledge in Diagnostic software and fleet work order system familiarity.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Previous experience with wiring and the installation of electronics equipment preferred. 
  • Previous experience with application of vehicle decals preferred. 

NoteThis Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin.  In accordance with Rule III section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position.  The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education, and related experience.


Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Other details

  • Job Family 15 - Other
  • Job Function 8 Service-Maintenance
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $29.76
  • Max Hiring Rate $35.18
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